Stroke, Being Informed

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Being Informed on care after a stroke is the best strategy for prevention. After your first stroke you’ll want to do all you can to prevent another. Developing healthy habits will give you the best chance to do so. The CDC has several tips on healthy living that can help you. Among these are having […]

Being Prepared For A COVID Positive Diagnosis

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Those dreaded words in red COVID POSITIVE It just about takes your breath away. Being prepared is important. Consider yourself fortunate if you have never had to read THE email or text from CVS or any other community-based testing site that you have COVID. After the reality sinks in, there are a few really important things you can do […]

2020 Year Of The Nurse

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“Year of the Nurse” World Health Organization Designation Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the year 2020 as “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”. It also coincides with the 200th birthday of our modern mother, Florence Nightingale. This global occasion is important for the nursing profession for two reasons. First, it gives […]

What Is The Role Of A Nurse

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According to the American Association Colleges of Nursing, there are 3.8 million nurses in the U.S.. Nurses make up the largest group of healthcare professionals. Nurses are pivotal and foundational providers of healthcare. But what exactly is the role of a nurse?  Role of a Nurse  To advocate and support patients and families.  Educate and reinforce […]

Why I Became A Nurse.

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This playful photo is one of the fondest memories I have. It sits on my fridge and reminds me of happy days on the beach, being silly and dancing under the stars, and driving with the ocean breeze blowing in my face. She is why I became a nurse. Sofia Sophie, aka Sofia, was as […]

What Are The Protective Medications Given At the Hospital?

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If you had surgery, or are in the hospital, your nurse might have given you protective medications to help reduce discomfort associated with being hospitalized or with side effects that arise from taking pain medication: Stool softeners or laxatives  Ulcer prevention Anti nausea Stool Softeners or Laxatives Stool softeners and laxatives, such as Colace© or […]

8 Most Common Medications Given For Surgery

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Have you ever wondered what medications are given for surgery? How do surgeons and anesthesiologists know which medications to use, and does everyone get the same medications? There are a variety of medications that may be used before, during, and after surgical procedures. It can be confusing trying to remember them all. Hopefully this blog […]

A Hug-Thanking Healthcare Workers

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People choose to work in healthcare because they care. They care so much that they spend years developing their skills and consider themselves to be life-long learners. They put their entire heart and soul into who they become as professionals. And they care so much, that often times they will put you, the patient, before […]

Nipping The Vape In It’s Tracks

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“The Vape”. This topic is now the subject of much dialogue among people around the world. The uncertainty circling it is creating a stir, and it is with good reason. We don’t know exactly what is happening and we don’t know what is to come.   For a proper full disclosure, I am guilty of having […]